There might not be water in hell, but there sure is a crap load of water here on earth, 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons to be exact. That’s 326 million trillion in case you didn’t know. Seventy percent of mother earth is covered with the stuff, but did you know only one percent of that water is drinkable. Suddenly, the abundance of water doesn’t seem so, well, abundant.
Today is a pretty epic day. It’s Blog Action Day. What is this day I speak of? Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year’s topic is water.
Did you know there are over a billion people on earth that don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water? That’s freaking crazy if you ask me! Especially when I can go walk in to my bathroom and have an endless supply of potable water. I guess sometimes we forget how good we really have it.
I know I’m guilty of taking long showers and buying bottled water. (In my defense, San Diego tap water does taste like hot garbage so there is no way I’m drinking straight from the source). To try and decrease my environmental foot print, Wife Ninja and I went ahead and bought ourselves a Brita filter for the fridge. The water tastes exponentially better and now we should get off without having to buy bottled water as frequently which in turn saves us money! And for the shower side of things, I’m going to only shower as long as it takes me to get clean, not a second longer. Or even better, I’ll convince Wife Ninja to give me sponge baths!!!
If you are feeling generous, like just a few dollars generous, you can head over to one of my friends’ Charity Water websites and make a small donation. They are trying to raise $5,000 by next week. They already have $3,044 raised which is pretty dang sexylicious if you ask me, but are really hoping to meet their goal. This would be especially sweet because they don’t know I’m posting their water link on the blog. How cool would it be to surprise them with a couple hundred dollars straight from PDITF readers!? And yes, 100% of your donation goes directly to funding water projects in developing nations, this ain’t no charity scam 🙂
If you don’t have the means to donate that’s okay too. At least you are a little more educated and can move forward making positive choices.
What is your preferred method of water consumption? Bottled, tap, purified? Is the water in your city as disgusting as San Diego’s? Why do long/hot showers feel so good, when they are soooo bad? Do you have any random water facts for me?
p.s. Here’s the video about Charity Water….
Update (8:20am): So far we have over $400 raised for my friends’ fund and it’s only 8am! Booya! Let’s keep on blessing them! They will be soooo excited.
When Chuck Norris jumps in water, Chuck Norris doesn’t get wet, the water gets Chuck Norrised.